Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Senior Member AirborneSapper7's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    South West Florida (Behind friendly lines but still in Occupied Territory)
    Posts
    117,696

    Climate change no longer scary in Europe

    It’s not the climate, but the tide of opinion that’s changing in Europe and around the globe

    Climate change no longer scary in Europe

    By Dr. Hans Labohm
    Monday, November 22, 2010

    The upcoming climate change (and wealth redistribution) summit in Cancun – coupled with Bjorn Lomborg’s ongoing publicity campaign for his new film – makes one thing painfully obvious. The fight against the delusion of dangerous man-made global warming remains an uphill struggle.

    For decades the climate debate has been obfuscated by cherry-picking, spin-doctoring and scare-mongering by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other climate alarmists, including the environmental movement and mainstream media. Their massive effort to overstate the threat of man-made warming has left its imprint on public opinion.

    But the tide seems to be turning. The Climate Conference fiasco in Copenhagen, Climategate scandal and stabilization of worldwide temperatures since 1995 have given rise to growing doubts about the putative threat of “dangerous global warming
    Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

  2. #2
    Senior Member AirborneSapper7's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    South West Florida (Behind friendly lines but still in Occupied Territory)
    Posts
    117,696
    Head of UN climate body admits surprise at fury over blunder in report

    One year on, Rajendra Pachauri speaks of regret at false assertion that Himalayan glaciers would disappear by 2035

    • Arnold Schwarzenegger: my future as a green activist http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/no ... n-comeback

    Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent
    guardian.co.uk, Friday 19 November 2010 13.17 GMT


    Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: 'I had absolutely no idea what was coming'. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    The head of the UN climate science body has admitted he was taken entirely by surprise by the ferocious public reaction to a blunder in its report on Himalayan glaciers. But he insisted the controversy had not set back efforts to secure action on climate change.

    The mistake, a false assertion that the Himalayan glaciers would disappear by 2035, exacted severe damage to the reputation of the IPCC and its head, Rajendra Pachauri. It also provided further fuel to the controversy over the emails stolen from East Anglia's climate research unit and released online a year ago today.

    Pachauri said he had not predicted the storm of criticism. "I had absolutely no idea what was coming. It just sort of escalated," Pachauri told the Guardian at a climate meeting sponsored by California's governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Pachauri initially dismissed the first challenge to the accuracy of the 2007 report on melting of the Himalayas as "voodoo science". It took two months for the IPCC to acknowledge that the assertion on glaciers was based on flimsy data – a quote given to journalists – and should never have made it into the report.

    "In retrospect we should have had a much better capacity at the IPCC to deal with this kind of thing," Pachauri said this week.

    But Pachauri said the mistake and subsequent public doubts about climate science could not be blamed for the failure of international negotiations to reach agreement on a climate treaty in Copenhagen last December.

    "In anything as comprehensive and complicated as climate change you can't expect a smooth run all the way through. There will be ups and downs, there will be changes in public perception," he said. "You are also dealing with other factors such as unemployment, the economic downturn."

    Despite Pachauri's protestations, the scientific controversies were widely seen as a factor in the defeat of climate legislation in Congress. By the time of the mid-term elections, climate scepticism was viewed as practically an article of faith among conservative Republicans.

    "Last year we had a tremendous setback because some of the science and some of the numbers were manipulated and that is very damaging because it gives the other side a way in," Schwarzenegger told his summit this week.

    Pachauri too suffered damage to his reputation, and faced calls to give up his leadership of the IPCC. However, he won an apology from the Sunday Telegraph for a false report on his business connections.

    He also shook off calls for his resignation, and said this week he would stand on as IPCC chief until his term ends in 2014. The science body would be extra vigilant to prevent a repeat of the blunder as it prepares the next report, he said. "We just have to make sure that to the extent humanly possible we don't commit any errors."

    The IPCC was already working to restore confidence in its report by issuing new guidelines for how to express uncertainty in scientific reports.

    But he said the existing IPCC procedures were already stringent enough to catch future mistakes. He also defended the use of reports by advocacy organisations and official agencies, especially in developing countries which may not have funding for scientific expeditions.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2 ... uri-regret


    many, many links on this post; go to the link above if you wish to view them
    Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

  3. #3
    Senior Member AirborneSapper7's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    South West Florida (Behind friendly lines but still in Occupied Territory)
    Posts
    117,696
    Definition of climate change, Milankovitch effect, Cosmic Radiation
    IPCC Exclusions And Inclusions Of Climate Mechanisms Are Both Failures
    By Dr. Tim Ball Monday, November 22, 2010

    Charles Lyell, IPCCCharles Lyell, whose work Principles of Geology was a great influence on Charles Darwin, said, “The present is the key to the past
    Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •